i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
11:03 PM: end-of-year events
or at least, since morocco. someday i hope to write more than a listing of events. someday.
events: * white bird: hofesh shechter co, shen wei, daniel leveille, lectures down below * animation show of shows * 23sandy: broadsided & wrap benefit * philip glass: orphée * morocco presentation: i've posted a few of my favorite morocco pix on facebook and on flickr until i get a chance to write about the trip. but the presentation went great! * china design now w/ cecilia * book arts group at reed * trillium holiday sale (as a customer this year instead of a Board member) * little things guardino * foster indie mart * edible exploration: swagat, apizza scholls, veggie pho on sandy, great dinner w/ k&t, perfecting a pizza crust, arleta library bakery cafe, exploring recipes in "ratio" * holidays sales: handmadenw, secret society, bike craft, crafty wonderland, da vinci art fair, union rose * writing group * “look at all your neat things!” at alma
holidays: * halloween sugar skulls * sven’s 3anim8 birthday * thanksgiving w/ mph family, dessert w/ carl & cecilia * solstice walk on the butte: watched construction on new reservoir * holiday parties (games & gifts w/ k&t, m5000, lindabill) * catsitting arwen while michaelmas traveled to mt. vernon * surprise xmas hits: a wimple (thanks, ann!) and salt (thanks, sven!). the JBL speaker that works with the iphone was also greatly appreciated (thanks, michaelmas!) * nye: so sad to miss full moon, blue moon AND a partial eclipse! at least it stopped raining when we climbed the hill to toast the city at midnight. usually i stay up all night preparing for the new year, greet the dawn & collapse into bed; this year i went to bed immediately and got up to do a bike ride at dawn. lovely!
movies/media: * fantastic mr. fox * rushmore * cirque du soleil videos * last of battlestar galactica * caught up w/ lost w/ michaelmas (now starting alias). attempted millenium, season 2. * up * the rest of the bourne movies * bottlerocket * beijing olympic opening ceremonies (after china design now) * more i can't remember
homework: * dentist * cleaned up garden for winter * new cookware: calphalon unison (thanks, ann!) and i'm learning to work with a steel pan, too * plantar fasciitis explains why i've been hobbling around for almost a year. judicious use of ice, stretching, heel inserts and ibuprofen has reduced the pain from 7-8 on a 10-point scale to 1-2. thank god. i hope it stays that way. * biking every day despite cold, rain, weather -- all the way to 22 degrees! i even biked as far as reed college, which is important to me because it breaks the SE 39th barrier: if i can get to reed relatively painlessly, i can bike almost anywhere in SE. i got a flat tire on woodstock, though: after sven arrived only THEN realized i could have gotten it fixed at the bike gallery a block away. wake at the ebike store is still totally awesome. total miles this year: 732, more than all other years combined. * mph are collaborating on a very exciting project. i hope it works out!